District and Illinois Issues
The availability of good jobs is vitally important for families and the health of our community. I will continue to fight tirelessly to pass legislation that improves employment opportunities for every person in our district and the State of Illinois. Protecting the rights of workers and working to create an infrastructure where businesses can flourish combines to create much needed jobs.
A good education is truly "the great equalizer." A solid education not only gives a child dignity and well being, it gives them a sound future. I have long been an advocate for education and have worked in many capacities that seek to improve education. We owe our children the absolute best education possible. That is a duty which inspired me to serve in the General Assembly. In Springfield I have fought for every piece of legislation that extends and improves education for our children. As your Representative, I will continue to do so with every fiber of my being.
Access to healthcare is something fundamental. The well being of each and every person in our community is quite important to me. I have consistently fought to expand access to healthcare. It is not only just, it is practical. The ability to obtain healthcare makes for a productive workforce and happy families.
The condition of the Illinois budget is truly unfortunate and arose as a result of years of mismanagement. By making smart choices and growing our economy, we can do better. I will absolutely continue to work with other practically minded legislators to bring fiscal responsibility to our state budget. By establishing priorities and protecting programs that benefit our most vulnerable, we can serve the needs of the people and no longer leave a ballooning debt to future generations.